International Board of Directors
CEO / Creative Director / Founder
Naoki Ito is a Creative Director and our CEO. Born in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1971. He graduated from Waseda university. Ito has worked for clients such as Nike, Google, Sony and MUJI for creative direction. His solution for communication design involving physicality and experimentation is highly regarded world-wide with many awards to his name. Ito has won over 200 awards at home and abroad. His most recognized work, the real-time interactive documentary for Sagami Condom 'Love Distance' won the Gold Film Lion in 2009 - the first Japanese creative to do so in 13 years. Besides from being responsible for winning awards, he has also served as a judge at over 10 domestic and international awards including D&AD and NY ADC. Recently he has worked on "OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN", the world's first 3D printing photo booth; "mini to Go", the global campaign for MUJI to GO; and PARTY Not There. exhibition at Ginza Graphic Gallery. In 2011 and 2012, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) appointed Ito as the Creative Director of the Cool Japan Strategy Promotion Program. Ito is also a Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design.